Gamasolaelaps bellingeri

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Gamasolaelaps bellingeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Superorder: Parasitiformes
Order: Mesostigmata
Family: Veigaiidae
Genus: Gamasolaelaps
Species: G. bellingeri
Binomial name
Gamasolaelaps bellingeri
Evans, 1959

Gamasolaelaps bellingeri is a species of mite belonging to the family Veigaiidae. The female is only 0.5 mm in length, the male even smaller. Both can be recognized by the dorsal sclerotized shield being deeply incised laterally. This species is found in damp habitats such as moss and leaf litter in Jamaica.

References[edit]

  • The genera Cyrthydrolaelaps Berlese and Gamasolaelaps Berlese (Acarina-Mesostigmata) G. Owen Evans, Acarologia, I (1959)